Jeffrey Edwards - MD - RPVI

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
Registered Vascular Technologist
Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Edwards Specializes In:

  • Complex open abdominal aortic reconstruction, as well as minimally invasive techniques
  • Revascularization of the lower extremities utilizing bypass surgery as well as endovascular techniques such as balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, and stents
  • Treatment of deep venous thrombosis utilizing endovascular interventions such as clot lysis and stents
  • Carotid arteriography, endarterectomy and stents
  • Dialysis access
  • Renal and mesenteric interventions including, bypass, angioplasty and stents
  • Chronic Venous insufficiency including all varicose vein outpatient therapies

Jeffrey B. Edwards, MD, RPVI, is a sixth generation Floridian, born and raised in Clewiston, Florida. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr. James Forbes, a rural family practitioner who served the community around southern Lake Okeechobee for 45 years. He participated in basic science research with NIH-funded immunologists at Geovax, an early-stage pharmaceutical company working to develop novel HIV vaccine technology. Following graduation, he matriculated at Emory University School of Medicine and continued his vascular training at the University of South Florida (USF). He received comprehensive training in the full spectrum open vascular surgery and minimally invasive endovascular surgery, participating in clinical trials using novel vascular conduits and the latest in custom fenestrated aortic endografts.

Dr. Edwards has numerous publications, including those in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and JAMA Surgery. He has authored surgical textbook chapters on carotid sinus stimulation, quality payment models, and complications of endovascular surgery.

Dr. Edwards is passionate about providing safe, high-quality care to his patients, and he is proud to serve the greater Sarasota community. His clinical interests include thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy and stenting, lower extremity angioplasty and stenting, peripheral artery bypass, thoracic outlet syndrome, hemodialysis access, and venous disease. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for Florida State University Medical School and an active member of the Florida Vascular Society, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, and Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Edwards’ wife, Dr. Christina Cardy, is an Adult – Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of South Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling, traveling, and working on his golf game.

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